Services for Members

Introduction to Services for Members

Services available to members emanate from three sources:

  1. Union Plus - an AFM-sponsored service - providing a smorgasbord of cost-saving general services nationwide;
  2. The AFM, providing services specifically designed for musicians nationwide, and
  3. Local 353, providing services unique to the needs of musicians performing in Greater Long Beach. Following is a summary listing of the specific services provided by these three sources.

Union Plus Services

Union Plus Services

Call Direct

Toll Free Numbers

Credit Card

1-800-522-4000

  • No annual fee
  • Offers skip payment options
  • Helps establish or repair credit

Loan Program

1-888-235-2759

  • Unsecured: $2,500-$25,000
  • Home Equity: $5,000-$250,000
  • Offers skip payment options

Mortgage & Real Estate

1-800-848-6466

  • Low down payments
  • Free warranty sellers
  • One-stop services

Legal Service

1-800-993-8886

  • Free 30-minute consultation
  • Free document review

Health Savings

1-800-228-3523

  • Free 30-day trial enrollment
  • Dental care discount
  • Vision care discount
  • Foot/ankle care discount
  • Hearing care discount

Education Services

1-877-881-1022

  • Financial Aid Counseling
  • Education loans
  • Textbook discounts

Pet Service Discounts

1-866-473-7387

  • Pet healthcare
  • Pet grooming
  • Pet food

Auto Discount Plans

  • Insurance 1-800-294-9496
  • Buyer Service 1-877-800-2924
  • Avis Rentals 1-800-698-5685 ID#B723700
  • Budget Rentals 1-800-455-2848
  • ID#V816100

AFM Services

AFM Services via Local 353

562-431-7334

Pension Program

  • For collective bargaining contracts
  • For single engagements

Recording & Multimedia

  • Employment/audition information
  • Legal protection/national contracts
  • New use monitoring and collection

Traveling Gig Assistance

1-800-ROADGIG (AFM)

  • Claims recovery
  • Emergency assistance

Group Insurance Plans

1-800-503-9230

(AFM source)

  • “All-risk” musical instrument
  • Term life
  • Personal accident
  • Musician’s liability
  • Catastrophe major medical
  • Extra in-hospital supplement
  • Cancer care protection
  • Short-term medical
  • Disability income
  • Long-term care

Internet Discount Offers

Union Plus Web Sites

Local 353 Services

Local 353 Services

562-431-7334

Health Insurance

Membership Directory

  • Member contact information
  • Listings by instrument

Newsletter (Notes from the Board)

  • Association business reports
  • Local news
  • Free/low cost ads for members

Credit Unions

  • Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Hollywood

Contract Services

  • Wage scale maintenance
  • Blank contracts

Member Participation

  • General Membership Meetings
  • Elections
  • Committee opportunities
  • Special projects
  • Recruiting bonus

Targeted and Public Advocacy for Professional Musicians

  • Thru the LB Convention Bureau
  • Thru the Public Corp for the Arts
  • Thru five AFM channels
  • Thru the Long Beach area media

Web Site

www.musicians353.org

  • Local 353 general information
  • Teacher referrals
  • Live music calendar
  • Member promotion
  • Links to professional music community

Employment Assistance

Performance Referrals

  • Aggressive marketing (AFM Music)
  • Brochures
  • Advertisements
  • Talent bank
  • Music Performance Fund

Collective Bargaining

  • Negotiator support
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Contract enforcement for musicians
  • Legal support, labor law